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State Library recognizes 21st Century School Libraries





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, May 27, 2020

CONTACT: Mary Stadick Smith, South Dakota Department of Education, 605-773-7228, mary.stadicksmith@state.sd.us or

Ruth Raveling, South Dakota Department of Education, 605-773-2593, ruth.raveling@state.sd.us

 

State Library recognizes 21st Century School Libraries


PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota State Library has announced the 2020 recipients of the 21st Century School Library Award. The 21st Century School Library Award recognizes school libraries as Effective, Enhanced or Exemplary, based on performance in three areas: place, which refers to the learning environment (both physical and online), programming and the professional.

 

Applicants conduct a self-assessment and provide evidence of their ability to meet South Dakota's guidelines for school libraries. Award status is valid for a three-year period. 

 

The libraries will be honored in fall 2020.

 

School library

Award status

Librarian

Administrator(s)

Douglas Middle School Library

Exemplary

Melissa Hubbell

Greg Seefeldt

Elk Point-Jefferson school libraries

Enhanced

Deedra Holdhusen

Janet Ries, Skyler Eriksen

Harrisburg South Middle School Library

Exemplary

Kristi Jones

Darren Ellwein

Horizon Elementary School Library (Harrisburg)

Exemplary

Leslee Reiland

Lisa Garrett

Madison Central school libraries

Exemplary

Joanne Kallhoff

Adam Shaw, Cotton Koch, Janel Guse

Meade elementary school libraries (Piedmont Valley, Sturgis, and Whitewood elementary schools)

Effective

Heidi Kruse

Ethan Dschaak, Chantal Ligtenberg, Brittan Porterfield

Rapid Valley Elementary School Library (Rapid City)

Effective

Jennifer Backhaus

Cher Daniel

Robert Frost Elementary School Library (Sioux Falls)

Exemplary

Korey Erickson

Lynn Gillette

West Central Middle/High School Library

Exemplary

DaNann Kistler

Melinda Jensen

West Middle School Library (Rapid City)

Exemplary

Shelley Rath

Dan Conrad

 

Find more information on the State Library’s 21st Century School Library Award webpage.

 

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